Photo-a-Day (Wednesday, 28th May, 2014)
What species of tree is this? Anyone know.
Polly its called a Hic Bibbi
Looks like a Hawthorn to me.
News to me... Coppull being in Wigan.
Hic Bibbi is the name of the place, not the tree.
Spot on Irene (us Incer's know what were talking about) There's also a Hic Bibbi Lane and a brook.
Coppull is in Chorley...but does it really matter, Mick?
You can buy the Wigan Observer in Coppull, Jemmy.
Hic Bibi is latin for " Here I drink" It was a well on the old roman road where travellers could refresh themselves. I'm sure some of our historian contributers will fill in the details.
Alan..do you mean Bibbi and not Bibi?
This area contains what was the main Roman road between Wigan
The road survives as a trackway to the North of Coppull Moor Lane and as a laneway, known as Hic-Bibi Lane, to the South.
The area in the above photo is to the East of the track and lane.
The unusual term ‘Hic Bibi’, meaning ‘Here I Drank’ in latin, is thought to relate to the site of Hic
Bibi Well in the area.
The area has been surveyed in 1963, 1984 and 2011.
Garry, see Historian's explanation, Hic Bibi is correct.
Just because historian spelled Bibi, with one B doesn't mean your both right! I say it's BIBBI it makes more sence.
Garry, given that your spelling leaves much to be desired,(sence-sense, your-you're), I suggest you type the correct spelling (only 1 'b') into any search engine to enlighten yourself!
Garry, wrong again, just like you were with the postcode fiasco back in April!
Pic nic by the well int late 50s beltin they were and the drinking water ice cold from the pipe ,then what seemed a long treck all up brew back to James Square.
if you are from Coppull it's Bibbi